East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of smoke from a flat in Hove at 12:45 today (27 August 2014).
The smoke was coming from the top floor of a four-story property on Salisbury Road.
Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, a hose reel and the aerial ladder platform.
A thermal imaging camera was used to check the fire was out and crews spent time cutting away.
There are no reports of injuries.